Drops of Ink

Choirs host annual senior citizen dinner

Ella Marsden, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

The Libertyville High School choir put on their annual Holiday Music Fest on Tuesday, Dec. 10, and Wednesday, Dec. 11. Tuesday’s concert was preceded by a dinner for senior citizens who then watched the choir’s performance. Approximately 400 senior citizens attended the dinner and concert, a...

IT Department removes Chrome extensions

Many of the applications and extensions available on the Chromebook webstore have been blocked by the administration.  Only the extensions that have educational purposes have been unblocked like Spanish Characters and Grammarly.

Sara Bogan, Staff Member

December 13, 2019

In the beginning of November, the District 128 Information Technology Department and Libertyville High School administration decided to eliminate most Chrome extensions on students’ Chromebooks and Google accounts due to security concerns regarding user data. According to the Chrome website, a Chrome ex...

Disney+: A streaming service for all things Disney

Disney+: A streaming service for all things Disney

Sayre Debruler, Staff Member

December 2, 2019

Disney+ is a new streaming network that features everything that Disney owns. Subscribers can spend hours watching their favorite childhood shows, like “Wizards of Waverly Place” or “Hannah Montana,” or watch all 23 Marvel movies.  On Nov. 12, Disney launched this streaming service -- which costs $6.99 per month -- leading to every other stre...

New dance studio progresses with construction

Construction for the new dance studio on the second floor is set to be completed next fall. They are currently working on the plumbing and ductwork. Photo courtesy of Gilbane.

Natalie Isberg, Staff Member

November 19, 2019

The new dance studio, which has been in the works since this fall, is expected to be completed sometime in the fall next school year.  According to Athletic Director John Woods, the dance studio will be approximately 4,000 square feet, with an entrance at the south end and an exit to the parking lot...

Several Proposals Advance for Waukegan’s Fountain Square Casino

Anika Raina

November 14, 2019

As of the middle of October, three out of the four casino proposals for Waukegan have been evaluated and selected to move on in the process; these proposals will now face an evaluation by the Illinois Board of Gaming, according to the Chicago Tribune.  The bids from Rivers Casino, Full House Reso...

Impeachment: How It Works

Impeachment: How It Works

Charlotte Pulte and Cali Lichter

November 14, 2019

Note: This story is a news piece, and the information included in here comes from the sources listed on page 9. Our goal with this story is to inform readers about how the impeachment process works and what the key details of the current situation are. We are not expressing an opinion on whether or not...

D128 implements new e-learning policy

Instead of making up snow days during or after the school year, District 128 is planning to instead start using e-learning days, where students can make up the snow days at home.

Moira Duffy, News Editor

November 14, 2019

Earlier this school year, the District 128 School Board announced that e-learning days will occur in place of canceled school days when the two emergency days built into the calendar have been used; the board is in the process of determining details for these days, such as the amount of time they will...

Youth climate activists continue strikes in efforts to enact policy

Moira Duffy, News Editor

November 10, 2019

Students from LHS are looking to change the culture surrounding climate change as well as enact local, state, and national policies related to the climate through youth strikes and other lifestyle changes. The most recent Chicago climate strike was  Oct. 7, where young people from organizations such as Illi...

Girls volleyball falls to Fremd vikings in supersectional match

Hopper holds up the ball as she gets ready to serve it over onto the Vikings’ side.

Molly Boufford, Online Editor

November 9, 2019

The girls volleyball team fell to the Fremd Vikings in the super-sectional match on Friday, Nov. 8. Fremd won the first set 25-17. Still keeping their spirits high, the Wildcats switched sides and fought back in the second set, but Fremd kept its lead, winning 25-22. This concludes the season for the te...

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